Considered as one of the most well-known surgeons across the country, Dr. Rajiv Parakh is currently appointed as a Chairman of Peripheral Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Medanta. He holds a vast experience of as many as 36 years. Dr. Rajiv was the founder member of Vascular Society of India and Endo-Vascular Intervention Society of India. He was also elected as Secretary of International Society for Vascular Surgery in New York, USA in 2007. He has worked as a National convener for teaching programmes by the National Board of Examiners. 

Career spotlights

  • Dr. Rajiv Parakh is one of the best specialists in peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery.
  • He also served as a National Convener for teaching programmes by the National Board of Examiners.
  • He was also the Vice President of International Society for Vascular Surgery
  • He also acquired training in vascular surgery from the United Kingdom.
  • Dr. Rajiv also set up one of the first independent Department of vascular surgery in 1990.

Academic Graph

Medical School – Dr. Rajiv completed is MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical School, New Delhi in 1982

Post Graduation – He further did specialization in General surgery from Maulana Azad Medical School, New Delhi in 1986.

Specialized training – He also acquired Fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, United Kingdom in 1987.

Awards and Accolades

  • Sushil Malik Oration
  • Indian Medical Association, 2009
  • Prof. Hari Vaishnava Oration by Delhi Medical Association, 2008
  • Prof. Hari Vaishnava Oration – By Delhi Medical Association – 2008
  • Vice President of International Society for Vascular Surgeon (U.S.A) – 2010
  • Organizing Chairman 13th Annual Conference of Vascular by Society of India attended by the President and Treasurer of the Vascular Society of Great Britain, and the Editor of the European Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2006.

Past Work Experience

  • He was appointed as Chairman at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi from 1999 to 2001.
  • Later, he started working at Medanta Mediclinic, Defence Colony as a Vascular Surgeon.
  • Currently, Dr. Rajiv is working as Chairman of Division of Peripheral Vascular & Endovascular Sciences at Medanta Hospital.

Memberships and Certifications

  • Member of the European Society of Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
  • Vice President of International Society for Vascular Surgery (USA), 2010
  • Secretary of International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS), USA- 2007
  • Founder & Life Member of Vascular Society of India (VSI) 1997
  • Founder & Executive Committee Member of Endovascular Intervention Society of India (EISI)
  • National Convener for the Fellowship programme in Vascular Surgery of the National Board of Examiners (New Delhi)

Researches and Publications

  • NEJM :  International, multicentre, randomized, double blind study to compare the overall mortality in acutely ill medical patients treated with enoxaprin versus placebo in addition to graduated elastic stockings, 2012
  • European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery :  Takayasu’s Arteritis: An Indian Perspective, 2007
  • Clinical and Applied Thrombosis Homeostasis :  Assessment of Total thrombus load estimation in symptomatic patients with venous thromboembolism, 2006
  • Asian Journal of Surgery :  {Pulmonary embolism: A frequent Occurrence in Indian Patients with Symptomatic Lower Limb Venous Thrombosis, 2006
  • The New Zealand Medical Journal :  Cervical Asymmetry: Medical Images, 2005
  • Eur J Vasc Endovascular Surgery :  Limb Salvage angioplasty in vascular surgery practice, 2005
  • Journal of American College of Cardiology :  Asymptomatic Coronary Artery disease in patients with symptomatic peripheral vascular disease – detected by dobutamine stress echo and coronary angiography, 2005
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry :  Studies on homocysteine demonstrating its significance as a possible tool for differential diagnosis in occlusive vascular disease, 2004

Most Common Procedures Done by Dr. Rajiv

Carotid Surgery – Also, known as Carotid Endarterectomy is a surgery done to remove plaque buildup inside the carotid artery, that runs through our neck. The surgery helps in restoring the normal blood flow to the brain and prevents a stroke.

Angioplasty – This is a procedure done for restoration of blood flow through the artery. During the surgery, the doctor threads a thin tube through a blood vessel in the arm or groin to reach the involved site of the artery. 

An Insight about Medanta Hospital

  • Medanta hospital is located in New Delhi, the national capital of India and lies amongst the largest hospitals in India.
  • The hospital has more than 1600 beds and covers almost 22 specialites.
  • The hospital has state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology for treatment at affordable costs.

Medanta hospital Gurgaon  caters to an average of 20,000 international patients each year from more than 15 countries across the globe.